TONIGHT: San Francisco Democrats host Obama-Romney Debate Watch Party

Local elected officials, activists and volunteers join in one of the City’s largest gatherings at S.F. Democratic HQ at 2278 Market Street for 6 p.m. debate 

SAN FRANCISCO (Oct. 3, 2012)—The San Francisco Democratic Party will tonight co-host what promises to be among the City’s largest local gatherings of Democratic leaders and activists to watch President Barack Obama debate Republican Nominee Mitt Romney in the first of three prime time presidential debates.  The event, which is free and open to the public, is co-hosted by the local chapter of Organizing for America, a political outreach and organizing project of the Democratic National Committee. 

Tonight’s event offers journalists an opportunity to obtain real-time reactions to the debate from local politicos.  English-, Chinese- and Spanish-language speakers will be available for interviews. 

First Presidential Debate Watch
TONIGHT, Wednesday, October 3, 2012
San Francisco’s Democratic Coordinated Campaign HQ
2278 Market Street, San Francisco
(former Tower Records location, Market at Noe Street)
Debate starts at: 6:00 p.m.

An extensive volunteer phone banking effort will precede the debate beginning at 3:30 p.m.  San Francisco’s Democratic Campaign headquarters coordinates efforts by Organizing for America, which is conducting aggressive voter outreach to all-important swing states like Colorado and Nevada; U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi's “Drive for 25,” which is working to regain Democratic control of Congress; the California Democratic Party’s push to pass Proposition 30 and defeat Proposition 32; and the San Francisco Democratic Party’s efforts to carry its endorsed local candidates and ballot measures to victory.

About the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee

San Francisco’s Democratic County Central Committee, or DCCC, is the governing body of the local Democratic Party as defined in California’s Government Code and Elections Code.  The DCCC is comprised of local Democrats elected by voters in each Assembly District, as well as partisan-level Democratic elected officials and nominees who serve as Ex-Officio Officers.  Current members elected from the 17th Assembly District are: John Avalos, David Campos, David Chiu, Malia Cohen, Petra DeJesus, Matt Dorsey, Bevan Dufty, Zoe Dunning, Leslie Katz, Rafael Mandelman, Carole Migden, Leah Pimentel, Alix Rosenthal, and Scott Wiener.  Members elected from the 19th Assembly District are: Kat Anderson, Kelly Dwyer, Bill Fazio, Tom Hsieh, Mary Jung, Hene Kelly, Meagan Levitan, Eric Mar, Trevor McNeil and Arlo Hale Smith.  Ex Officio members are: U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier, Attorney General Kamala Harris, State Senators Mark Leno and Leland Yee, and Assemblymembers Tom Ammiano and Fiona Ma.

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